Brexit breakthrough in Brussels comes after week of drama


(From CNN)

The UK and the European Union reached a significant milestone in their pursuit of a Brexit deal on Friday, breaking a deadlock that allows talks to move on to a crucial second phase.

After a dramatic night of shuttle diplomacy that capped months of tortuous negotiations, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the breakthrough at an early morning press conference in Brussels…
…But former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who has long championed Brexit, criticized May over the deal, claiming the country could now “move on to the next stage of humiliation.”
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, warned that the next stage of negotiations would be even tougher. ”Breaking up is hard, but breaking up and building new relations is much harder,” he said.